Enterprise-class License Management

SafeGuard LM is an all-in-one software license solution for your company. Whether you need simple node-locked copy protection, floating licenses for more sophisticated licensing needs, or the Product Activation Server to automate license fulfillment for demo licenses and paid licenses.  SafeGuard LM has all these, plus SafeGuard Manager which is an out of the box manual license generation system which stores not just the generated licenses for a customer but  also their company and contact information.  SafeGuard LM not only comes with a rich API to protect your software applications, but also a complete API to perform all the functionality you may want to embed in your installation programs or your own custom software applications so that you have complete control over your users experience of installing and managing their licenses.

Our goal has always been to achieve zero technical support problem calls for your software with regard to licensing.  Obviously, your customers may need assistance with complex, multi license type installations and configurations, but they should not be calling your support staff with "I'm getting this license error".

Your customers should never see any aspect of licensing unless they wish to query it, control it, or generate reports on it, with either our provided applications or your custom applications that can access all of the same internal functionality of what we do with our command line or graphical interfaces.

You can build custom Java, Python, PHP, C, C++, Objective C, VB.NET or any other native language interface applications with ease by you or your staff.  We are are not just a software license provider, but also a toolbox that can access programmatically all the same functions and internal data structures as we do from any supported language interface securely with only your private encryption information.

SafeGuard LM 6.0

SafeGuard LM 6.0 is about to be released.  This version is important in several ways.  It will require more recent operating systems and programming languages such as Java, Python, PHP, and others.  MacOS 10.10 (Sierra) will be the minimum version supported.  Windows 7 will also be the minimum version supported.  If you still need to support older versions of OS X or Windows, then you can stay with SafeGuard LM 5.6.  MySQL for the Product Activation Server will require 5.7, Python will require 3.6.3, Java will be version 8.

SafeGuard LM 5.6

SafeGuard LM 5.5 was going to be the last of the 5.x series, but there were some enhancements that we've wanted to add for quite a while and didn't need to be part of the 6.0 release, so we released 5.6.  It contains, of all things a native FORTRAN language interface.  This now brings us to 10 native language interfaces.  Many developers have been asking for this for a couple years now, and some have written their own.  But we are going to provide complete support for this through the standard C/C++ libraries.  There have been a few bug fixes that affected very few developers, but none the less, it was prudent to get them fixed in a 5.6 release so we can start on 6.0 with a clean slate.  The PHP interface has been upgraded from 5.5 to 5.6.17.  As well as the Python interface from 2.7.3 to 3.4.3.  These changes were all based upon developer feedback.


SafeGuard LM 5.5

SafeGuard LM 5.5 is available for general release.  It has new functionality that includes the ability to start the floating license manager and generate an optional CSV (comma separated values) text file that can be used by your customers to generate graphical charts of license usage over time.  Using FREE tools such as Google Sheets, LibreOffice (formerly OpenOffice) and others.  No need for your customers to purchase expensive 3rd party charting software to chart license usage over time.

Also included is the ability to securely grab the log file output from the Product Activation Server over the wire.  This allows you to get the log file output from the server that may be running on a VPS somewhere, without having to log into that VPS to see it.

Also added is functionality for you to be able to query the license server in great detail to find out exactly what licenses are currently checked out with details about the thread ID, socket file descriptor, PID of the process on the remote system, pathname of the remote process, IP address, hostname, username, and more.


MetaTrader 5

We have added MetaTrader 5 native interface to SafeGuard LM to be used with your MetaTrader Scripts and Indicators that you wish to protect.  This additional API is standard and comes with the general release.

  

Benefits

SafeGuard LM provides a simple API to implement complex license management.  Your customers will not even know your software licensing is being enforced.  You, however, will know your software is safe and secure.


Versatility

With SafeGuard LM you can mix and match license models.  Whether node-locked external, node-locked internal, floating licenses, or even if you want your application to "call home" when launched to obtain authorization from the Product Activation Server.  This "call home" functionality is great when you want to be able to issue a full refund for your software after a certain period of time.  These are some of the different options you can utilize.


Platforms

Support for multiple operating systems and languages.  See the complete list here.  For a list of Linux flavors, look here.

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